Sentencing Policy in Murder & Rape Cases in India with special reference to Victims Welfare

  • Anubhav Singh
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  • Anubhav Singh

    Civil Judge at Agra, U.P., India &Pursuing PhD at Invertis University, Bareilly, India

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This research study examines India's murder and rape sentence policies, focusing on victim welfare. Studying the history of sentencing standards and the legal framework emphasizes the necessity for a victim-centered approach. It highlights inequalities and the lack of standard sentencing provisions in relevant portions of the criminal laws. Addressing issues, the paper provides Malimath committee proposals for a structured sentencing approach. It scrutinizes the judiciary's contradictions and sexism in sentence. Recently provocative comments and compromise suggestions highlight the need for legal changes. In conclusion, the study recommends court sensitization and public awareness efforts for humane and standardized punishment in India. The proposed changes seek to build a judicial system that punishes criminals and empowers survivors. The report claims this paradigm change is essential for social empathy and equality.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 2, Page 829 - 840


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